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- A local housing development partnership on the campus of UA Little Rock has been working overtime since 2008 to revitalize several of the city’s most “melting pot” communities.
- At the corner of 21st and Rock Street in downtown Little Rock, the center of the Pettaway neighborhood is now under construction.
- Out of the chaos of COVID-19 in 2021 and the threat of rising inflation, one economic sector that is booming entering 2022 and poised to lift even higher is the once mocked used car industry.
- After seeing the highest one-day spike of nearly 5,000 new COVID-19 cases ahead of the New Year’s holiday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is following the lead of other states and advocating for more at-home COVID-19 testing and treatments.
- As cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 increase in Arkansas and rages across the nation, the Biden administration is moving forward with implementing two vaccine mandates on Tuesday (Jan. 4) that will impact over 105 million workers nationwide.
- Arkansas and other states across the so-called SEC region are continuing to steady population growth as the South continues to experience a net population gain from out-of-staters coming in from other regions of the U.S., according to Census Bureau’s Vintage 2021 national and state population estimates released on Dec. 21.
In 2016, there was a projected prison population growth of 19% in Arkansas before 2023, when the Arkansas Department of Corrections was already nearly 3,000 prisoners over capacity.
- Led by former Alltel Corp executives Joe and Scott Ford and a strong band of former lieutenants, Little Rock-based Westrock Coffee Company LLC unveiled broad expansion plans on Dec. 16 to make the former Arkansas coffee startup one of the leading global coffee producers.
- The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has signaled major shifts in higher education. As campuses closed down and higher education moved to virtual learning, new gaps in what students need to succeed became apparent.
- With less than one month left in 2021, the U.S. Labor Department spooked U.S. and global markets after reporting that inflation has risen to its highest level since global oil prices were spiraling out of control nearly 40 years ago.